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Barstarzz Podcast

Barstarzz Podcast

By Eduard Checo
Eduard Checo The Founder Of Barstarzz The Calisthenics Fitness Craze Which Has Been Featured On TV, & Several Publications Around The World. “This is the most insane outdoor workout you'll ever see.” - Mens Health Magazine. “Train with "Official Barstarzz" to impress your friends with some intense new moves.” - Business Insider Winner Of The Youtube Next Trainer Award, Racking Up Over 170 Million Views Across Over 300 Videos Giving The Most Important & Up To Date Information On Exercise. The Podcast Explores Topics On Health, Longevity, Performance, Diet, Sleep, With Industry Experts.
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How To Treat Your Injury Dr.Sean #19
"Its very likely that rest is not getting you closer to where you want to be" - Dr. Sean Dr. Sean Pastuch is a thought leader in the health and fitness world whose industry disrupting company, Active Life, is bridging the gap between performance and rehabilitation. Dr. Sean believes that the larger the problem, the more valuable the solution. He believes that the biggest problem worth solving is the absence of healthcare, and the abundance of sick care in the United States and Internationally. That’s why the mission of Active Life is to humanize the doctor, professionalize the coach, and empower the individual. Dr.Sean personally helped me with my shoulder injury. We go over his philosophy when it comes to rehabilitation. What we can do to treat common injuries like  tennis elbow, golfers elbow, wrist pain. His thoughts on alternative therapies. Enjoy
July 2, 2020
Simonster What Is The Superhuman Workout #18
"Whats good for one person isn't necessarily good for the other person" - Simon Ata  Simon Ata more famously known as Simonster started gymnastics at a young age where he became passionate on mastering his body. From gymnastics he went on to breaking dancing, calisthenics, martial arts, circus training. You probably seen his youtube video where he is knocking out planche push ups, & one arm handstands to a sick beat. Today we talk about what his training looks like, whats his beef with Ido Portal, and some of his advice on how to step up your training enjoy. Take Aways He programs skill work 30 minutes before 1-2 hours of calisthenics training His split is push / pull while throwing in legs 1x-2x week in the gym 2 practice sessions a day helps you advance faster for skills if you are already an experienced athlete Stop before your form falls off Start with static first for 4-5 sets then move on to dynamic exercise variations. Ratio of 1 to 3. Best way to learn multiple skills is by training them in divided phases Learn 1-2 skills at a time, master them, then switch them to a maintenance phase where you just go into the movement 1-2x a week
June 23, 2020
The Hardest Possible Super Sets, & How They Are Done Vadym Oleynik #17
"I reached everything I want in calisthenics, so I want to take one step forward" - Vadym Oleynik   I first stumbled on to Vadym, from a viral video filmed in Odessa, Ukraine. This was about a decade ago. I finally got to meet him at a freestyle competition in Norway. Since then he has transitioned to mostly really hard calisthenics superset training as well as weighted calisthenics. Becoming one of the strongest in calisthenics and having some of the highest levels of endurance.   In this episode we talk about his transition to Crossfit, his supplements dos and don'ts. His suggested training plan for beginners, and how to pace yourself. How he handles overtraining and much more. Enjoy 
June 15, 2020
Raise Up The Calisthenics Documentary Rain Bennett #16
“It was visually stunning, its what caught my eye first. What made me want to tell the story of it was the heart of the culture of it. It was getting people off the streets, out of gangs, off of drugs. Turning their lives around through bodyweight exercise” - Rain Bennett Rain Bennett is a two time Emmy-nominated filmmaker, writer, and competitive storyteller with over a decade of experience producing documentary films that focus on health and wellness.  With his company Six Second Stories, he takes the knowledge and skills learned from “indie” filmmaking and uses them to help purpose-driven companies and organizations use video storytelling in their marketing strategies to deepen their impact on communities and the world.  Bennett has been featured in publications like Men’s Health and Sports Business Global, has contributed to Huffington Post, Breaking Muscle, and Chapelboro, and hosts a podcast called The Storytelling Lab, where he breaks down the art and science of storytelling. We talk about was he happy with the end result of the documentary. The controversies surrounding the documentary. What was left on the cutting room floor. We also dive into his fasting lifestyle. Rain be one of the first people I seen have success with Keto.
June 8, 2020
Strength Over Freestyle Dejan Stipić #15
“I remember waking up and just checking my hands there was blood pouring down. My teeth were like jelly.” - Dejan Stipić Dejan Stipić is a former gymnast, 2x National Champion (Serbia), Placed TOP 3 at Street Workout & Calisthenics World Cup Super Final, Placed TOP 10 at World Championship, Placed 2nd at the famous King of the bar,The owner of 25SevenFit App & GorillaGang brand We speak about what differences he seen between the many diets he has tried including Vegan, Keto, Vegetarian diets. Interesting enough he didn’t see much of a difference. Actually considered Vegan to be easier to get ripped as well as bulking up. We speak about how he was stuck in Dubai because of Covid. Finding out last minute all flights are canceled after booking 3 of them. He had to cope with a very serious panic attack. We talk about what supplements we use. We talked about how he gained weight. Why he doesn’t like freestyle anymore. Enjoy
May 28, 2020
How To Smash World Records Marcus Bondi #14
"I said Mike Chang thats awesome congratulations, now lets have a weighted back pack pull up rep competition, and the loser donates $50,000 to charity so we can put up pull up bars all over the world" - Marcus Bondi  This episode features multiple world record holder Marcus Bondi from Bondi Beach, Australia. We have had the pleasure of knowing each other from many years through Youtube and in person as multiple events across the world.  We talk about his secrets to training, his world record style of training, and how he avoids injuries never being injured in his life from working out. 
May 15, 2020
How To Do 68 Pulls Straight And Set A World Record Adam Sandel #13
"I Trained Pull Ups Twice A Week" - Adam Sandel  Adam Sandel is a three-time Guinness World Record holder in pull-ups including “Most Pull-Ups in One Minute” (68 pull-ups, set December 2018). He is an athlete in multiple sports, a philosopher, and an award-winning teacher at Harvard University. While completing his PhD in political philosophy at Oxford University, Sandel competed in international powerlifting. He is the author of the critically-acclaimed book The Place of Prejudice: A Case for Reasoning within the World (Harvard University Press, 2014), which has been translated into multiple languages. We talk about how he trained to break the world record for most pull ups in a minute, how he ties philosophy into his training, and what world record he is training to break now. Enjoy!
April 21, 2020
A Covid-19 Break
They shut down our studio over the new Corona virus. Should we keep recording from home or take a break? Give us your feedback on the socials.  For the mean time Wash Your Hands Stay Indoors If You Can Practice Social Distancing 
March 31, 2020
How Your Mentality Controls Your Performance Snoop #12
“It was all mental, I was super intimidated. I’d walk to a spot or see someone on instagram and judge them like they are way stronger than me. My weak mental was limiting me” - Snoop Today our guest is Snoop. A frequent face on the calisthenics rep scene in New York. He has competed and won in several rep competitions, literally too many to name. We speak about how he was initially intimidated from working out then fell in love with calisthenics to becoming a champ. We talk his training routines, and style. And how does he fit it all in while having 2 kids, and working 75 hour work weeks.
March 19, 2020
How To Train Like An Olympic Gymnast David Durante #11
"I felt like a Super Hero, I could do things that other people could't do" - Dave Durante  Dave Durante is a multiple time USA gymnastics national champion and was part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Team as alternate. After retiring from competition, David helped coach his alma mater, Stanford University, to an NCAA Team Title in 2009 and has continued to be a part of the sport through his position on the Athlete Advisory Committee with the United States Olympic Committee as well as his position on the USA Gymnastics Men's Technical Committee. Dave was a lead coach with the CrossFit Gymnastics L1 course from 2013-2015. He also wrote and developed the CrossFit Gymnastics Advanced Course. Dave is co-owner of Power Monkey Fitness and Power Monkey Camp. We talk about how gymnasts train, how they incorporate weight training, how he wish he would have trained, his competitive diet, and his worst injuries. Enjoy
March 12, 2020
How To Fight Fear Samer Delgado #10
"Yea their is fear, but I like fear" - Samer Delgado aka Fitnessblazt Today our guest is Samer Delgado He Started Calisthenics Training in 2012 He went on to exceeding in the freestyle format with his unique no fear style He Won Battle Of The Bars 9 in 2014 Las Vegas He Competed in some of the biggest calisthenics competitions in the United States He Competed On American Ninja Warrior Season Season 9 and was a National Finalist in his rookie season And he has been a full time personal trainer for over 8 years Helping so many change their lives through fitness and calisthenics All the while raising 2 teenage daughters who he’s raised as a single father while also building his fitness career. He’s now working on opening his own Gym. Which will be ninja, calisthenics and fitness driven in South Eastern CT. We talk about how he changed his life around from smoking and drink everyday to back flipping off of pull up bars. How he personally trains, and how he manages fear. Enjoy.
March 5, 2020
The Carnivore Diet W/ Dr Shawn Baker #9
"I'm 53 now, 10 years ago when I was 43 I started seeing my health decline. I gotta change diet " - Dr Shawn Baker  Dr Shawn Baker is a multi sport world record setting athlete, physician, & author of "The Carnivore Diet" We speak about what made him eat a diet of only animal products. 
February 27, 2020
What Is The Ideal Human Diet PHD Nutritional Science Chris Masterjohn #8
"What Happens To The Human Body When You Eat Is Extremely Complex" - Chris Masterjohn  "Your Needs Are Not Mine, Mine Are Not Yours" - Chris Masterjohn  Chris earned his PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Connecticut in the summer of 2012. From September 2012 to August 2014, he served as a postdoctoral research associate in the Comparative Biosciences department of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From August 2014 to December 2016, he served as Assistant Professor of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York. Since then he left academia to pursue a entrepreneur career  We speak about what is the Ideal human diet and if there is one. We talk about going vegan for your health. How your genome effect the way food personally impacts you.  
February 20, 2020
Losing Weight On A Big Mac A Day Jordan Syatt #7
“I ate 1 big mac a day for 30 days and I lost 7lbs” - Jordan Syatt Jordan Syatt is a 5x World Record Powerlifters, A precession nutrition, & west barbell certified coach, Gary Vee’s former personal trainer. We talk about how he lost weight on the big mac challenge which he did to demonstrate you can lose weight as long as you track calories. We talk about why Super Size me was ridiculous and unrealistic. We talk about intermittent fasting and food binging. And finally we talk about how you should start working out towards your goals, the right way. 
February 13, 2020
Calisthenics From The 90s Til Now Beast Lord Vital #6
"I'm not thinking about no robberies, I'm not thinking about anything stupid" - Beast aka Lord Vital If you watched calisthenics on youtube in the early 2000s then you know who he is. Accomplishing such feats of strength as multiple one arm pulls up, 180 dips, and 50 pull ups. All while being over 200lbs.  We had the chance to sit down and talk about how he got started with calisthenics, what his workout routine looks like, and some things he wish he knew when he first got started. 
February 6, 2020
How He Triumphed Despite Losing His Leg One Leg Beast #5
"Life is not going to stop because you lost a leg. The party bus is not gonna stop. " - One Leg Beast One Leg Beast is an adaptive athlete who had his leg amputated after a motorcycle crash. From there he became a calisthenics athlete, a obstacle course athlete being the first person ever to finish the Savage Race in crutches.  In this episode we talk about how one leg beast survived his motorcycle crash. What he was thinking while in his 6 day coma. The mindset he has regarding goals, and obstacles. Enjoy. 
January 30, 2020
This Is Why Noemi Couldn't Do The Muscle Up & How She Finally Fixed It | Noemi Henriquez #4
“I went home later and cried a little bit, out of frustration. “ - Noemi Henriquez. Noemi Henriquez Is A Master Yoga Trainer, Certified In Strength & Conditioning Personal Trainer Based Of New York City, With A Bachelors In Exercise Science Working Towards Her Physical Therapist Degree. In this episode we talk about how Noemi struggled with the muscle up. What changes she made to finally get the muscle up. How she counted calories to lose fat. The lighter you are the easier the muscle up will be.
January 23, 2020
Whats It Like Growing Up In Gymnastics Russian Red #3
“It’s not like they are physically abusive or anything, its more of emotional abuse, & verbal abuse.” - Russian Red aka Jessica Bogdanov Russian Red started gymnastics at the age of 4, and continued to the age of 17. Living by herself in Chicago at 14 to compete in Rhythmic Gymnastics. After ending her Gymnastics career she pivoted to hand balancing, pole fitness, and freestyle calisthenics. She went on to win the Street Workout World Championship 2015.  Hope you enjoy! If you do make sure to leave us a 5 star review, it helps us a ton.
January 13, 2020
Demystifying Calisthenics & Fitting Training In Al Kavadlo #2
“Its me Al, I’m just a regular guy like you, I don’t look like a body builder, Im not taking steroids, I’m 40 fucking years old, and look Ima pop one up and I’m going to smile while I do it. If I can do that, you can at least try” - Al Kalvado Al Kavadlo is an Amazon best selling author of several books on calisthenics. He was also a model for the Convict Conditioning Series. He travels the world teaching workshops on Progressive Calisthenics. He has been featured in the New York Times, Mens Health, The New York Post, and is a regular contributor at In this episode we talk about how Al Kavadlo got started in working out, why he chose calisthenics, why most people shy away from calisthenics, and how we can them into it. From there we discuss Al Kavadlos personal routine and diet. Hope you enjoy! If you do make sure to leave us a 5 star review, it helps us a ton.
January 13, 2020
Beating Food Addiction & Disease With A Vegan Diet Joel Furhman MD #1
“These diseases that inflict Americans don’t have to happen. We have the science available today, so you don’t have to have a heart attack, you don’t have to have a stroke, diabetes, if you have these diseases you can reverse them. They are not fixed.” - Joel Furhman MD Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. He is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation and on the faculty of Northern Arizona University, Health Sciences division. Dr. Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe a nutrient-dense eating style, designed to prevent cancer, slow aging, and extend lifespan. Dr. Fuhrman is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (Pearlman) School of Medicine (1988) and has received the St. Joseph’s Family Practice Resident’s Teaching Award for his contribution to the education of family practice residents; and a C3 Cardiology Global Health Award for teaching cardiologists nutritional science. Dr. Fuhrman is a former world-class figure skater, who placed second in the United States National Pairs Championships in 1973 and third in the World Professional Pairs Skating Championship . Along with his nutritional expertise, Dr. Fuhrman has been involved professionally with sports medical committees, advised professional and Olympic athletes, and instructed athletic trainers and world-class athletes about maximizing performance as they age and preventing injury. Hope you enjoy! If you do make sure to leave us a 5 star review, it helps us a ton.
January 13, 2020
The Introduction
Eduard Checo The Host Of The Podcast Introduces Himself With The Brief Version Of His Life Story.  His Instagram @edbarstarzz His Facebook Barstarzz Social Media Facebook Youtube Instagram @barstarzz
December 27, 2019